MSN: Leadership in Health Systems Management (Online)

Advance your nursing career with an online MSN: Leadership in Health Systems Management degree. Get the skills and knowledge you need to enhance patient care and guide other nurses in a senior leadership role.

Why Study Leadership in Health Systems Management at Rivier?

The nursing profession is experiencing dramatic change. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nursing will grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026. Nurse leaders will be called upon to assist in the transformation of healthcare delivery systems to improve population health and patient outcomes in healthcare, insurance, and regulatory agencies, schools, and industry, regionally, nationally, and globally.

Rivier’s online Leadership in Health Systems Management program will prepare you for senior leadership roles across the changing healthcare profession. In a collaborative and flexible online environment, you’ll learn how to enhance patient care and lead others, laying an important foundation for the next stage of your nursing career.

Flexible Format

By studying online, you’ll continue to obtain experience in your current role as you build the skills you need to advance in your career. Multiple term starts and competitive tuition rates are designed to help you start, and finish, faster.

  • Next Start Date: October 23, 2019
  • Est. Program Length: 2 years
  • Credit Hours: 36
  • Course Length: 7 and 14 weeks

Explore Other Tracks

There are three other tracks offered in the online Master of Science in Nursing program.

Commitment to Quality

Rivier University’s ASN, BSN, MSN, Post Master’s Certificates and DNP programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.

The holistic approach is a key facet to nursing excellence, and my mentors at Rivier were excellent role models.

Where Will Your Degree Take You?

Graduates of the MSN: Leadership in Health Systems Management program will be prepared for leadership roles in administration for all practice environments.


  • Health information managers
  • Care coordinators
  • Nursing administrators (medical homes, hospitals, long term care facilities)
  • A variety of other management and administrative roles

Assistant Professor of Nursing Dr. Donna Proulx, Ph.D., RN, CCRN, CSC is working to advance substance use disorders treatment for vulnerable populations. Her doctoral research was a qualitative inquiry titled “The Lived Experience of Postpartum Women Attending Outpatient Substance-Abuse Treatment for Opioid or Heroin Use.” She holds two certifications in critical care from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (ACCN)—one in adult critical care (CCRN) and a second in adult cardiac surgery (CSC)—and is a past president of the New Hampshire Chapter of ACCN.

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Degree Requirements

Rivier's online MSN: Leadership in Health Systems Management prepares nurses for supervisory and management responsibilities in all practice environments, building the necessary skills for leadership career tracks.

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Prepare to advance your career with an online MSN: Leadership in Health Systems Management degree from Rivier.